Vanexa: The Last In Black-2021.

Vanexa:Heavy Metal from Italy.


Primo DemoDemo1979 
Quarto DemoDemo1980 
Quinto DemoDemo1980 
Secondo DemoDemo1980 
Terzo DemoDemo1980 
Back from the RuinsFull-length1988 
Against the SunFull-length1994 
Metal City LiveLive album2011 
Too Heavy to FlySingle2015 
Too Heavy to FlyFull-length2016 
My GraveSingle2018 
The Last in BlackFull-length2021


Sergio PagnaccoBass (1979-1995, 2009-present)
See also: ex-Labÿrinth, ex-404 Not Found
Silvano BottariDrums (1979-1995, 2009-present)
See also: ex-404 Not Found
Artan SelishtaGuitars (2009-present)
See also: ex-404 Not Found
Pier GonellaGuitars (2012-present)
See also: AthlantisMastercastleNecrodeathOdysseaPerseo MirandaVerde Lauro, ex-Amazing Maze, ex-Wild Steel, Pier Gonella, ex-Bellathrix, ex-Labÿrinth, ex-Synthphonia Suprema
Andrea RanfagniVocals (2015-present)
See also: ex-ProgressiveXperience, ex-Hyaena

Past Members:

Roberto Merlone (R.I.P. 2019)Guitars (1979-1995)
Fabrizio CrucianiVocals (1979-1980)
See also: ex-Knife Edge, ex-Dario Mollo’s Crossbones
Alfio VitanzaVocals (1980)
See also: Latte e miele, ex-La leggenda New Trolls, ex-New Trolls
Marco SpinelliVocals (1980-1991, 2015)
See also: ex-Danger Zone
Roberto TirantiVocals (1989-1994, 2009-2015)
See also: LabÿrinthOdysseaVerde Lauro, ex-Amazing Maze, ex-5th Element, ex-Wild Steel, 999, Batti Becchi, Headrush, Hungry Daze, Mangala Vallis, Roberto Tiranti, Wonderworld, ex-A Perfect Day, ex-Frontiers All Stars, ex-Live Fire, ex-New Trolls
Giorgio PagnaccoKeyboards (1994-1995)
See also: ex-Black Out, ex-Cerchio D’Oro
Alessandro GrazianoGuitars (2009-2012)

One thought on “Vanexa: The Last In Black-2021.


    18 ago 2021


    BAND Vanexa



    OUT July 10th, 2021

    Six years after TOO HEAVY TO FLY, we have in our hands the long-awaited comeback of VANEXA, the classic hard’n’heavy band from Italy.

    Let’s start saying that THE LAST IN BLACK hit us from its freshness and energy, with its classic old school sound enriched by contemporary production and arrangements able to express at their best messages about life, social issues and war.

    With a confirmed line up, which consists of classic members Sergio Schafausen on bass and Silvano Bottari and drums, Andrea Ranfa on vocals, and two axes Pier Gonella and Tani Selishta, THE LAST IN BLACK provides ten songs firstly fancy and well-composed.

    The first shot is the fluent title-track followed by MY GRAVE, more rhythmic and helped by driving bass lines and rich solo parts (a trademark of the whole album).

    EARTHQUAKE is divided into two parts and grows second after second; after a first part son of more thoughtful WHITESNAKE, riffing is more structured in the second slice..surely one of our favorite songs of the platter.

    NO SALVATION is an heavy rock tune with fresh gallops while PERFECT!, after a fancy first part, with a soft arpeggio, takes rhythm growing in the second part.

    ARMLESS is the longest track, surely the more progressive, while DR. STRANGE is more direct and flows perfectly.

    If DEAD MAN WALKING provides more shaded rhythms, LIKE A MIRAGE is another brilliant shot.

    I DON’T CARE ends in the best way this great album for a band that has nothin’ more to prove.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s